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Open House: Secrets for Moving In

One of CasaSugar's closest confidants is moving into a new studio this weekend that is a completely blank canvas. She's got only a bag of clothes and an even bigger suitcase full of shoes to move in, and aside from ordering a green mattress, she has no idea where to start. So, for this weekend's Open House, I want to hear your best ideas on getting settled in an empty pad.

What furniture do you find essential? What types of storage containers, hangers, etc. do you keep in your closet? When choosing your wall colors, where do you start? What appliances and electronics (iron, coffee pot, etc.) can you not live without? How do you get acquainted with your neighbors? What cleaning supplies are must-haves for moving into a rental, and what cleaning tips can you offer? What items make you feel at home? You get the idea. The more creative and obscure the tips, methods or products, the better; just leave your ideas in the comments section below. Then next week, I'll compile our CasaSugar list of secrets for moving in. Let the open house begin!


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